Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe blood loss, serious burns, suspected stroke.

Links and resources

All the information leaflets shown on this website for parents and communities about how to support children’s language development are available for free for Nottinghamshire’s Health and Nottinghamshire County Council staff.

Schools, private day nurseries and other interested parties can purchase them at a cheaper cost than self-printing and copying, with the optional addition of your own logos (copyright Nottinghamshire Healthcare) from Nottinghamshire County Council design and print. Email or phone 07788 386264


Talking tips resources

Drop the dummy Christmas campaign


Drop the dummy at Easter

For further details/advice contact your local children's centre SLT or language lead.


Communication Trust

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced a factsheet on understanding the links between communication and behaviour [pdf] 1MB.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced an Early Years Factsheet.pdf [pdf] 931KB


Teacher knowledge research study [pdf] 234KB - showing that knowledge of and training in early language development improves very young children's expressive language 

ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD)

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